My sweet followers:

måndag 31 december 2012

Snögubbar i massor / Lot's of snowmen

A little criss-cross card for Inga, who was kind
enough to come all the way here and give our
plants water while we were away for a week.
The big snowman on the left handside is 
acually a ribbon attached to a white paper
and then cut out. At the bottom there is another
 great ribbon - both are from Crafty Ribbons.

And when you remove the little clip you can take 
out the card and see the message at the back! And
even more snowmen...

I'd like to participate in these two challenges:

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La Vikinga

lördag 29 december 2012

Blått och grönt / blue and green

Challenge 35 at Crafty Ribbons:

blue and green

And this is what you can win:

Come here to see more details and inspiration.

Rememeber the gorgeous ribbons from last 
season at Crafty Ribbons? Well I love them!
And do you know what? There's still a lot of
these ribbons left if you want to try them!
The collections is called Let it snow

Here's another card I have made in blue and green.

I'd like to participate with this card in:

Come on, make a card and link it to Crafty 
Ribbons Challenges blog and participate!

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La Vikinga

söndag 23 december 2012

The Paper Shelter

Next company to be presented is:
Read more on their own page HERE.
This is an easelcard I made with one
of their cute digital stamps:
For more inspiration - see the Crafty Ribbons
Pure Inspiration and put your name on the
list for a chance to win products from
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La Vikinga

lördag 22 december 2012

Di's Digi Designs

Day 22 at Crafty Ribbons Christmas Advent Event and
a company called Di's Digi Designs presents itself:
I have been drawing since a child and studied graphics at College many years ago, I now work as a Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.
This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!
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I made an inspirationcard but used a Tim Holtz embossing
folder, some snowflakes and both button and purple lace
are from Crafty Ribbons.
Please pop over and have a look at all the other
beautiful projects created for your inspiration
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La Vikinga

New Challenge at Crafty Ribbons

Det finns en ny utmaning hos Crafty Ribbons!
Skapa något i färgerna blått och grönt, länka ditt
bidrag till Crafty Ribbons Challenge Blog och du
är med i utlottningen av detta pris:

La Vikinga

fredag 14 december 2012

Minialbum till Nel

Crafty Ribbons December Event fortsätter;
dagens företag som presenteras är detta:

J & C Creations Online Craft Shop

J & C Creations started in 2004 by mother and daughter Denise and 
Jenny Packham making handmade greetings cards to raise funds for an
 expedition trip Jenny was embarking on to Mongolia. From there we began 
exhibiting at local school fêtes and garden shows where our 
range of products grew to include gifts. As we started attending more 
shows weincreased our product range to include card making supplies;
J & C Creations was born. 
In 2005 we took the plunge and exhibited at our first large hobby craft 
show at Brighton. What a big learning curve that was!!!
 J & C Creations began to grow whilst still trying to juggle a full 
time job and full time education between us.
2005 also saw the launch of our website which like 
J & C Creations has continued to grow over the years.

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Jag har gjort ett minialbum med tags till Nel, mammas
trevliga svägerska i Holland, om 10 saker hon gillar mest
med Sverige. Fakta överensstämmer inte nödvändigvis med
verkligheten, men det är väl det som kallas för konstnärlig
frihet, eller hur?

Tyvärr limmade jag ihop mitt album utan tagsen istoppade.
Det var inte bra. De tjocka tagsen med foton på båda sidor gör 
nämligen att det lilla albumet blir så tjockt att det går upp i 
limningen om man stänger det... Sorry men sån't är livet - det var 
första gången jag testade att göra denna sorts minialbum. 

Nästa vecka kommer Nel att få sitt lilla album; jag åker till Holland
och hoppas innerligt att jag kan få lite vila och njuta av trevligt
sällskap. Sist jag åkte ner fick jag efter två dagar reda på att min
pappa hade avlidit på sjukhus i Sverige och spenderade resten av
min vistelse med att oroa mig över allt jag skulle åka hem och ta
hand om efter hans bortgång. 

Ha det så bra alla som läser detta, vilket inte är så många vad jag
förstår av sidvisningarna... Lämna gärna en kommentar om du vill.

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La Vikinga

torsdag 13 december 2012

Scrap Our Stash - circle around

Hi! I'm glad you found your way to my blog! Since 
my father passed away in the summer and I had to
take care of a lot of things I haven't done any posts
at Scrap Our Stash - but now I'm back.

This time the theme is "circle around" and I have
played with doilies and spraypaints called Dylusions.
Then I cut a few pictures and placed them in the blank
spaces. The title refers to the work of art of a castle-
gardener, who prepared the very special exhibition at
Drottningholm Castle this summer. 

Decorations: Journaling Sprouts from Jillibean Soup, 
buttons, brads, letters from American Crafts and stickles.


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If you would care to leave a comment I'd feel so happy!

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La Vikinga / Sweden

tisdag 11 december 2012

Stor blogcandy

Lisa-olsi har en blogcandy på gång!

Kolla bilden här under vilka läckra scrapmaterial
som kan hitta ny ägare! För att vara med och tävla
ska man besöka tre nya bloggar och lämna 
kommentarer där. Jag har besökt Viera från 
okänt land, Glennis som jag tror bloggar från
Nya Zealand och Lemon Bella i Bulgarien.

There's a blogcandy at Lisa-Olsis blogg! 

What you have to do to be eligble for these goodies
is visiting three new blogs you haven't visited before,
 leave a nice comment and blog about the candy! 
And don't forget totell Lisa-Olsi about it afterwards!

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La Vikinga

måndag 10 december 2012

Beklagar sorgen

Får kort med texten "beklagar sorgen" se ut hur
som helst? Får de se glada ut och ha en blomma
eller måste de vara sorgsna med svart och mörka
toner? Här är mitt:

Stämpeln med blomman kommer ifrån A Day for Daisies.
Den gröna spetsen kommer från Crafty Ribbons.

Idag är det Nobeldagen! Glöm inte att se
på TV och beundra det vackra Stadshuset
i kväll!!

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La Vikinga

lördag 8 december 2012

Ooh La La Creations

Ooh La La Creations

är det företag som sponsrar dagens utlottning på
syns mitt inspirationskort; ett criss-cross kort med
papper utskrivna från Ooh La La Creations serie
Farmhouse. Se gärna fler alster och delta i 
utlottningen på bloggen du finner HÄR.

Inuti kortet finns en liten tag som ser ut så här:

I'd like to participate in the following challenges:

* Happy Campers CC No 6: Winter's here

* Craft us Crazy #32: Winter

* Simply Create: Anything goes

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That's all for today!

La Vikinga

torsdag 6 december 2012

Crafty Ribbons Challenge #34

Hi all from the snowy capital of Sweden.
Yesterday (Wednesday) there was caos in 
the city, all buses cancelled and trains delayed
due to the excessive amounts of snow falling 
and, at the same time, strong winds! 
Yes, it was a true snowstorm. 

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New challenge at Crafty Ribbons!
Tessa and Anke are hosting this one and 
want to see tag or label on our cards! I made
a card that has a shape of a tag and has a tag
inside for a message. Papers are from MME.

There's a wide grosgrain ribbon called 
Town Houses in the middle, and you
 can find that one HERE. I really like that
ribbon in soft turquoise! The brown mini
ric rac can be found HERE. More about the
 challenge is all HERE on the blog..

I'd like to participate in the following challenges:

* Papertake Weekly: Anything goes

* Shopping Our Stash: Winter theme

Don't miss out there's an event going on at
Crafty Ribbons own store blog and at Crafty 
on the lists and take the chance of winning great
prices from great crafting stores.

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Thanks for visiting my blog!

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La Vikinga

onsdag 28 november 2012

Crafty Ribbons decemberevent

Hello Everyone!

 we are having another of our fabulous events. 
 this time we are doing an event 
which will run from 1st December 
through to the 24th December.

Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company
 or Shop, and the Design Team will be posting cards/projects 
on the Inspiration blog and on their own blogs each day.
 There will also be a prize from the highlighted company 
(that's 24 prizes in total) and you can enter each day.

 Make sure to become a follower and remember
 the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT)
 on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will
 all join in the fun with us......

To kick off our new event Crafty Ribbons 
offer some fabulous ribbon candy......

vintage Christmas ribbon


 If you would like to win these gorgeous ribbons..
then all you need to do is go over to the 
and checkout the post about the event...

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La Vikinga

torsdag 22 november 2012



 Använd minst två band
på ditt alster och du kan 
vara med i utlottningen av:

Hoppa gärna över till utmaningsbloggen för
att se fler av teammedlemmarnas fina 

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La Vikinga

söndag 11 november 2012

Ingas album

This summer my biological father passed away.
He had a very good friend whom I didn't know 
about until after the funeral, so I gave this
mini to her so she could feel she participated 
a bit. She would have liked to be there! 

First a little dedication to her and to the right 
I made a pocket with the funeralprogram 
printed out in miniature for her.

Funeral was held at the World Heritage
Woodland Cementery and it was a beautiful
sunny day August 1st this year.

Somebody brought a picture of my father 
to put on the little stage thing and as he was
born in and a Norwegian citizen we chose 
flowers in the Norwegian coulours white,
red and blue. 

My husband took the pictures so that I could
take care of the guests, and here I am next
to my bonus-daughter (a nicer name for 
stepdaughter in Swedish) Catalina. It was
her first visit on a Swedish funeral.

This project was part of my mourning process 
and I would have kept it for myself but felt Inga
was worth it since she helped my father until the
very last day and was the last person to see him
alive (apart from hospital personel).

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Thanks for visiting,

La Vikinga

torsdag 18 oktober 2012


Ny tävling hos Crafty Ribbons; temat är:


Mitt bidrag är gjort med core-papper och Martha
Stewarts scoreboard, udda papper och ett litet L,
glitterlim samt blommor. Prickiga bandet finns
hos Crafty Ribbons!

Se fler inspirationsalster och information
om hur DU kan delta i utmaningen HÄR.

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La Vikinga

fredag 12 oktober 2012

Krya på dig

Nu har jag lekt lite med mask och mist och gjort ett
ganska litet kort med en stor knapp i form av ett 
hjärta från Crafty Ribbons, fiberband (det ljusgröna
som ligger bakom cardstocken) och ett tunnt band
som jag virat runt det centrala också från Crafty

Aquí he estado jugando con pinturas en spray
y plantillas, un gran botón en forma de corazón,
fibra verde y una cinta delgada de Crafty
Ribbons en Inglaterra. El texto en la tarjeta
signific "Qué te mejores".

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I'd like to participate in the following challenges:

* Crafty Sentiments Design Challenges: Anything goes

* The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge: Anything goes

* Make it Monday: Anything goes

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La Vikinga

lördag 6 oktober 2012

Diaperfold card

GRATTIS Jonatan och Ester på bröllopsdagen! 
Papper från Inkido och band från Crafty Ribbons.

Utmaningen att skapa något som INTE är fyrkantigt
pågår fortfarande i Crafty Ribbons utmaningsblogg.

Jonatan y Ester cumplen dos años de casados y les
hice una tarjeta con la técnica de pañal / diaper folding.
Papeles son de Inkido (producción sueca) y las cintas
de Crafty Ribbons. El reto todavía dura hasta la semana
que viene y más detalles encuentras al el blog AQUÌ! 

Greetings from Sweden with this card in diaperfolding
for Jonatan and Ester on their second weddinganniversary!

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La Vikinga

måndag 1 oktober 2012


Bonusdottern var bjuden på inflyttningsfest i helgen
som gick och undrade om hon fick göra ett kort att
ta med till värdparet. Hon hade själv en idé om att göra
partyglada silhuetter och dessa har hon ritat och skurit 
ut på egen hand. Ovan syns en resistruta med en grattis-
stämpel - också en ny metod hon inte hade testat förut.

Städgumman till vänster i bilden nedan är ingen 
stämpel utan en en teckning hon själv har ritat
och färglagt! Duktigt va? Enkelt men snyggt kort,
tycker jag! Vad tycker tittarna? Inte illa för att
vara ens första grattis-kort eller hur?

This card is made by my step-daughter who
never made a card before. She drew the party-
people and cut them out with a knife. For the inside 
of the card she did'nt use a stamp but made a 
drawing of a girl cleaning up after the party she 
was invited to! What do you think???

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La Vikinga

torsdag 27 september 2012

So Happy Together

New challenge at Crafty Ribbons!!

This time I'm in charge of choosing 
a challenge theme and it's:


I made a circle easel-card as an anniversary
greeting for Carlos and Larisza in New York.

Papers are from So Happy Together (Echo Park)
and ribbons and the button from Crafty Ribbons.

Want to see more inspiration and this challenge's
prize? Hop over to the challenge blog! Clic HERE!

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I'd like to submit this card in a very special challenge:

And also in Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #140

My card features two butterflies and in my language
butterflies are called "fjärilar" - starting with an F!!

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La Vikinga